Quotation by Victor Hugo

The ideal and the beautiful are identical; the ideal corresponds to the idea, and beauty to form; hence idea and substance are cognate.
Victor Hugo (1802–1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Utility of the Beautiful," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907).
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